Posts Tagged Virginia Tribes

Virginia Tribes work with state officials on correct history education standards

From left: May Edwards, Chairperson VTEC (Chickahominy Tribe); Owen Adams, VTEC administrator (Upper Mattaponi Tribe); Deborah Wilkinson, Secretary VTEC (Upper Mattaponi Tribe) (Credit: Pamela D’Angelo)

A delay in Virginia’s overhaul of state standards for history and social studies learning standards has some concerned, but one minority group is confident changes they’ve made will stick. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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Years-long battle over sacred Monacan site ends in preservation

Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / RADIO IQ

Members of the Monacan Indian Nation declared victory Wednesday in a years-long battle to prevent construction on a sacred spot along the James River.

As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, local officials have agreed to an alternative path for a water pipeline; one that archeologists say won’t impact native burial grounds. 

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Bill to Recognize Virginia Indian Tribes Passes House

Robert Wittman

A measure to recognize Virginia’s six tribes from Republican Representative Rob Wittman, seen here at a committee hearing in 2011, passed the House this week. (Credit: AP Photo / Carolyn Kaster)

Virginia Indian tribes have been working to gain federal recognition since the 1970’s, so far unsuccessfully. But this week in Congress both the House and Senate took action that is giving supporters of the effort new hope. Michael Pope has the story.

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